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Selena: The Series 

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Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

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Moisés Zamora
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Series cast summary:
Christian Serratos ...  Selena Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Gabriel Chavarria ...  A.B. Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Ricardo Chavira ...  Abraham Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Noemi Gonzalez ...  Suzette Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Seidy Lopez ...  Marcella Quintanilla 9 episodes, 2020
Hunter Reese Peña ...  Ricky Vela 8 episodes, 2020
Carlos Alfredo Jr. ...  Joe Ojeda 6 episodes, 2020
Julio Macias ...  Pete Astudillo 6 episodes, 2020
Gladys Bautista ...  Vangie 6 episodes, 2020
Jesse Posey ...  Chris Perez 5 episodes, 2020
Paul Rodriguez ...  Roger Garcia 5 episodes, 2020
Daniela Estrada Daniela Estrada ...  Young Suzette 4 episodes, 2020
Luis Bordonada ...  Johnny Canales 4 episodes, 2020
Madison Taylor Baez ...  Young Selena 4 episodes, 2020
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Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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This is the second series based off of Selena's life, after Selena's Secret (2018). See more »

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Abraham, Selena's dad, was seen holding his old record album. In which had the year 2019 written in the top left corner of the album cover. See more »

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Surface level with jheri curls
5 December 2020 | by Kaygee906See all my reviews

To the show creators: PLEASE NAIL THE SECOND PART TO THE SERIES.

In my opinion, the series is like a superficial, surface level version of the movie. I know the film and the series are showing different parts of Selena's life, but it's very hard not to compare the two. The series just seems like it's all fake and it fails to portray the true struggle and grittiness that Selena Y Los Dinos experienced. There's no real depth to the characters, there's no emotion. Everything is just happy-go-lucky and it's super annoying.

Also, what's with Selena's jheri curl styled hair? This drives me INSANE. Selena's hair never looked like that and it makes the main character not look authentic. They should also have Selena's character wear lip liner in addition to loosening the curls in her hair and I think she would look more authentic. It's almost like the stylists didn't bother to look at what Selena actually looked like. Her makeup doesn't even look close to the real Selena. The setting or set or whatever you wanna call it also makes the whole thing appear inauthentic. I can't quite place my finger on it, but the rooms look perfect.... like you can tell that it's a set. I think if the series was filmed on location it would appear more authentic. The whole thing is just not right. I hope they nail the second part of the series, because the first part was honestly disappointing.

The dad is also portrayed like a G rated version of the real thing. Almost like when you're in a store and you see someone's kid throw a tantrum and the parent is polite, but pissed, and they discipline the kid, but not to the full extent that they would at home. That's how Selenas dad acts in the series. He's still stern, but you know there's more depth that's not coming out. Almost like he's fake nice. The actress that plays Selena does do a great job. She does portray that kind of peter pan syndrome/fairytale life outlook that Selena had. However, like the rest of the characters, there needs to be more depth. Although, it could possibly just be the writing, I'm not sure. The mom looks like a VERY young woman that's pretending to play a mom. Idk. I think some life experience is required in order to play someone who is an older adult/mother.

As a little blonde haired white girl in Michigan; When I was 8 years old I remember watching the Selena movie for the first time. I fell in love with Selena and I wanted to be just like her. The first money I ever earned I spent on Selena's tape - the one with, Dreaming of You (it was $7 lol). She was such an inspiration to me and although she wasn't alive, her music still was and I loved that in a way, I kind of had a piece of her.

I hope a second part to this series comes out and I hope they really nail it.


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4 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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